The best Black Friday deals for iPad

By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2015

Looking to pick up a new iPad this holiday season? iDB has you covered. We’ve rounded up all of the top promotions going on this Black Friday weekend regarding the popular tablet, so you don’t have to spend hours digging through the sales ads.

Unsurprisingly, we haven’t seen any deals related to the just-released iPad Pro, but all other iPad models are being significantly discounted. The Air 2 can be found for as much as $150 off, the mini 4 is $100 off, and older models are on sale as well. Read More


The best Black Friday deals for Mac

By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2015

A lot of people associate Black Friday deals with frivolous, impulsive shopping, but did you know you can score great deals on larger, significant buys during the promotional event as well? Take the Mac, for example, which is being discounted by as much as $300 this weekend.

We’ve rounded up some of the best offers we could find on various MacBook, MacBook Air, MacBook Pro and iMac models. There’s something for everyone in this list, whether you’re a student in search of a budget notebook, or a professional looking for your next workhorse. Read More


The best Black Friday deals for iPhone

By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2015

Those looking to pick up a new iPhone for themselves or as a gift this holiday season should pay attention to this weekend’s Black Friday sales. Both new and older models of Apple’s popular handset are being significantly discounted by several retailers.

We’ve sifted through stacks of advertisements, and picked out our favorite iPhone deals from retailers like Best Buy, Target and Walmart. Note that most of these offers require a contract or agreement of some sort with a carrier, and are in-store only. Read More


Great deal: Mac app bundle with Parallels 11, 1Password and 6 other apps for just $80

By Cody Lee on Nov 24, 2015

Supercharge your Mac with this Black Friday Bundle Deal from the good folks at Parallels. For just $80, you can pick up more than $500 worth of software, including apps like Parallels Desktop 11, Parallels Access, 1Password for Mac, Evernote Premium and more—a total of 8 useful, powerful applications.

Of course you all know what big fans of Parallels and 1Password we are here at iDB—we use the former in all of our virtual machine tutorials, and the latter is regarded as the best password management app for both Mac and iOS. Then there is Evernote and Pocket, neither of which need much introduction.

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Early Best Buy Black Friday deals: up to $100 off Apple Watch, $125 off iPad Air 2

By Cody Lee on Nov 24, 2015

Heads up holiday shoppers. Best Buy is offering early access to some of its Black Friday deals in a limited-time, online-only sale. Until midnight tonight (CT), you can take advantage of discounts of up to $100 on Apple Watch, $125 off iPad Air 2, and various other promotional prices.

For Apple Watch, Best Buy is taking $50 off Sport models and $100 off of Stainless Steel models—easily one of the best deals we’ve seen on Apple’s smartwatch. And for iPad, the retailer is knocking $100 off select 16GB and 64GB Air 2 models, and as much as $125 off of 128GB models. Read More


An offer you can’t refuse: The Godfather Trilogy is just $10 on iTunes right now

By Cody Lee on Nov 24, 2015

Thanksgiving is on Thursday, and unless you work in retail, chances are you have a long weekend coming up. And what better way to spend your extra free time than by watching one of the most popular film series in cinematic history: The Godfather Trilogy.

For a limited time, iTunes is offering the 3 movies, which follow the fictional Corleone crime family through the course of its history in the US and their homeland in Sicily, for just $9.99. That’s a savings of at least $20 over its Best Buy and Amazon counterparts. Read More


Deal alert: tons of great albums currently on sale on iTunes

By Sébastien Page on Oct 16, 2015

iTunes is currently having a massive sale on some great albums, all of them available for only $6.99. Of course, if you are an Apple Music subscriber, it might not be worth it to you, but if you like to buy and own your music albums, then there are a few deals in there you can’t pass. Read More


Apple: iPhone 6s on pace to beat last year’s 10 million pre-order record

By Christian Zibreg on Sep 14, 2015

Apple this morning confirmed in a statement issued to CNBC that its iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus are “on pace” to beat the ten million pre-order record established during last year’s first-weekend sales of the iPhone 6 and iPhone 6 Plus. The number flies in the face of many clueless analysts who said Apple wouldn’t be able to hit that number this time around because the iPhone has peaked.

Interestingly enough, Apple touted “exceptionally strong” pre-orders for the larger-screened and more expensive 5.5-inch iPhone 6s Plus, with the initial stock sold out globally.

The company did not announce opening weekend iPhone 6s sales at the time of this writing but we’re expecting them to announce the new record via a press release shortly. Read More


Report states that Apple Watch sales face a major decline, but take it with a grain of salt

By Jeff Benjamin on Jul 7, 2015

Palo Alto, Calif.-based Slice Intelligence, is reporting that Apple Watch sales (US only) are facing a significant slowdown, as noted by MarketWatch this afternoon. Per Slice, the Apple Watch has gone from a peak of around 200,000 units a day right around launch, to under 20,000 units a day.

Obviously, this sort of data isn’t based on cold hard facts—only Apple itself would be able to provide us with 100% accurate numbers—but this kind of report does put a gloomy cloud over the Apple Watch.

Should Apple be worried? It’s simply way too early to tell right now.

But one must remember that, unlike its iPhone and iPads, the Apple Watch is a brand new product category, and Apple has been met with significant supply chain constraints. Remember, it wasn’t that long ago when you couldn’t even walk into a store and buy one.

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Apple Watch availability expanding to seven more countries on June 26

By Christian Zibreg on Jun 4, 2015

The Apple Watch will be arriving to an additional seven countries beginning Friday, June 26, the company confirmed Thursday in a media release.

Customers in Italy, Mexico, Singapore, South Korea, Spain, Switzerland and Taiwan will be able to buy the device beginning June 26 from the Apple Online Store, Apple’s retail stores and select Apple Authorized Resellers.

In addition, the Cupertino firm has announced limited in-store availability of the wearable device. Read More


Slice Intelligence: Apple Watch sales taper off to 30,000 units per day

By Christian Zibreg on May 22, 2015

Slice Intelligence, an opt-in service that scans receipts of two million online shoppers’ inboxes, estimated Friday that Apple Watch sales have cooled off and currently stand at or below 30,000 daily units in the United States, following the launch day spike that saw an estimated 1.5 million U.S. pre-orders of the wrist-worn device.

As noted by Quartz tech editor Dan Former, that suggests that Apple Watch orders fell sharply after the first day and haven’t grown since. Read More


1Password for Mac is on sale for 30% off

By Jeff Benjamin on Mar 15, 2015

Ladies and gentlemen, if you haven’t yet experienced the greatness that is 1Password, then now is a wonderful time to jump in. That’s because the well-respected password management tool has gone on sale for a limited time, and is now $34.99—30% cheaper than it normally is.

I think it’s safe to say that most of us at iDB use 1Password, and I’ve personally used it for a number of years. Yes, there are other password management tools out there, and I have experienced many of them. That said, I can unequivocally recommend 1Password as the best tool of them all.

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A huge list of apps and games on sale right now

By Cody Lee on Dec 24, 2014

As many of you are aware of by now, there are tons of apps and games on sale in the App Store. It’s Christmas time, so developers know there are going to be a lot of new iOS devices activated, and people are going to have an unusual amount of free time.

Thus, a number of apps and games have been significantly discounted or made free for a limited time. These titles come from both high profile studios like 2K Games, as well as indie devs, and iDB has compiled them all into a single list for your convenience. Read More


iTunes is having a giant sale on music and movies

By Sébastien Page on Dec 23, 2014

I’m totally stepping into Cody’s territory by telling you about these great deals, but I’m too excited to let him share them with you. iTunes is currently having a massive sale on music and movies with albums as low as $5.99 and movies selling below $5. There are just way too many to list them all here, so instead, I’ll share with you a link to each section as well as a few of my favorites. Read More


Final Fantasy, Dragon Quest games discounted in Square Enix holiday sale

By Cody Lee on Dec 19, 2014

Joining Halfbrick and others, Square Enix has launched a holiday promotional sale for all of its iOS games. So for a limited time, you can pickup some of the studio’s biggest titles for iPhone and iPad at a significant discount.

The Square Enix library contains a number of popular console ports, including Final Fantasy 1-6, and Final Fantasy Tactics, as well as multiple Chaos Rings and Dragon Quest games. We’ve listed all of the discounted titles below. Read More


App Santa is back with big discounts on great apps

By Sébastien Page on Dec 16, 2014

Whether you’ve been naughty or nice this year, App Santa will still bring you great deals on award winning apps by independent developers. Available now through December 26th, App Santa is offering up to 60% on many must-have applications for both iOS and Mac. It’s like Christmas before Christmas. Enjoy! Read More


Best Buy slashes prices by up to $100 on iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3

By Sébastien Page on Dec 7, 2014

If you weren’t able to get a great deal on iPad Air 2 or iPad mini 3 during the Black Friday madness, this is your chance to get another shot at it. Best Buy is heavily discounting iPad Air 2 and iPad mini 3 models by $50 to $100.

All iPad Air 2 models are discounted by $50. 16GB iPad mini 3 models are $50 off, 64GB are $75 off, while all 128GB models are $100. It’s arguably one of the best deals you can get on these devices.

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iOS apps and games on sale this week

By Sébastien Page on Nov 26, 2014

Black Friday is right around the corner, but most developers aren’t waiting for the end of the week to discount their apps and games. Whether you’re looking for a productivity app or for a game to waste time between the turkey and green bean casserole, we’ve created this roundup to make it easy for you to see what’s on sale. Read More


Good deal: name your own price on this awesome Mac software bundle

By Cody Lee on Nov 26, 2014

Good news Mac owners, StackSocial is running another one of its popular “name your own price” software promotions. There are 9 apps in the bundle, and 1 instructional course, which combined normally sell for $543. But, as the headline suggests, you can literally name your own price.

What’s the catch? The deal site keeps a running average of what people are paying for the package, which is currently at $4.51. Pay below the average price, and you’ll only get 3 of the applications mentioned below, but pay equal to or above the average price, and you’ll get the entire package. Read More


Fantastical is on sale: get up to 65% off this great app

By Sébastien Page on Nov 26, 2014

Flexibits just announced that is is having a pretty big sale on Fantastical for iPhone, iPad and Mac, as well as on Chatology for Mac. Discounted by up to 65%, Fantastical is an award winning calendar application that has routinely been ranked as one of the best calendar apps on iDB. Read More

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